TRUCK ACCIDENT results obtained by Johnson Johnson & Schaller include:
$2.2 million on behalf of the family of a young girl struck and killed by a beer delivery truck.
$1.925 million on behalf of a client who suffered serious orthopedic injuries caused by the negligent driver of a dump truck.
$1.5 million on behalf of a family struck and injured by a truck driver who lost control of his tractor-trailer rig.
Successful prosecution of truck accident cases can often result in making truck operations and our public highways safer for everyone. In one case, we represented the parents of a 12 year old girl killed while walking home when she was struck by a beer distributor truck. The at-fault driver and his co-worker fled the scene leaving her to die. They attempted to cover up their wrongdoing by gluing deer hair onto the damaged parts of their truck, claiming that they had struck a deer. In prosecuting the wrongful death claim, we discovered that the truck company operated a fleet of 300 plus vehicles, but had no Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) safety compliance program. If such a program had been in place, the driver of that truck, who previously had failed urine tests, would not have been driving and the tragedy never would have occurred. In addition to fair compensation for the family, a condition of the negotiated settlement was that the distributing company would send all of its operation managers to a nationally certified course on FMCSR rules, promoting truck safety and helping to prevent other families from such a terrible loss.
In another trucking case, a 45 year old driver was killed when her car was struck by an oil tanker that exploded on impact. The news reports and public agencies were primarily focused on the dramatic explosion and environmental damage. We focused our investigation on the cause of the collision and determined why this tragedy occurred. In doing so, we had cooperation of law enforcement agencies and employed the best accident experts available. As a result of our investigation, the truck driver was charged with criminally negligent homicide, and fair compensation was awarded to the victim’s family.
In another case, our 31 year old client was a passenger in a semi-trailer truck that collided with another big rig stopped in dense fog on the highway, blocking the lane of travel. The fiberglass cab of our client’s truck shattered upon impact, and he was violently thrown out onto the highway still buckled into his seat. He suffered permanent and life-altering injuries including head, internal and orthopedic injuries that required multiple surgeries and extensive therapy and rehabilitation. Our law firm’s investigation into this collision spanned ten States, and involved various testing and reconstruction analyses, and consultations with a number of qualified experts. Through the investigation and our federal court discovery, we uncovered evidence of multiple driving and maintenance failures by both the defendant driver and trucking carrier that combined to cause this catastrophic accident. The case resolved weeks before trial on confidential terms.
If you, a member of your family, or a friend is injured in a truck accident, call the Oregon truck accident law firm renowned for effectiveness in achieving justice for their clients: Johnson Johnson & Schaller, PC. Our main offices are in Eugene, and we serve clients throughout the western part of the United States.
Contact us for a free consultation. We will evaluate your claim and help you determine the best approach. We investigate and prosecute our trucking cases on a contingency fee basis. No Recovery: No Fee.
At Johnson Johnson & Schaller PC, we help people throughout Oregon, including the cities of Eugene, Portland, Springfield, Corvallis, Medford, Salem, Bend, Lincoln City, The Dalles, Roseburg, Albany, Ashland, Florence, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, and Junction City; Benton County, Deschutes County, Jackson County, Josephine County, Lane County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Linn County, Clackamas County, Marion County and Hood River County; the states of California and Washington and throughout Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, the Oregon Coast and the Willamette Valley.